Type of stone: Green Opal stone
Dimensions: 31 x 13 x 7 inches
In this magnificent piece he depicts a mother on a long journey, carrying her already disgruntled bundle of joy on her back. She kneels down, encourages and reassures her child that all the hunger, thirst, heat and the discomforts of the journey will be over soon, as they are almost getting there, but in truth she knows that they still have a long way to go. Even when she feels her strength failing her, her concern shifts to her daughter and she has to be a pillar of strength for both of them.
MORE ABOUT THE STONE:
Every sculpture is made from natural stone and vary slightly due to nature of stone and natural grain which is part of the stone. Some stone will contain inclusions, pits or fissures as a result of its geological formation. The natural recurring iron/seaweed strata lines in the stone give the stone its character and makes it unique.
Natural lines are colorful lines formed within the stone. These are not flaws, but rather signifies the authenticity of the product. Only skilled sculptors are able to work with the stone due its hardness. The stone can withstands harsh weather conditions and can be placed in a natural environment.
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Givemore was born in 1982 in Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. At the age of 16, inspired by his brothers, he made his own tools and started making his own pieces. He was later trained by renowned artists,Gideon and Agnes Nyanhongo.His pieces, which reflect religion, culture, and a deeper meaning to our modern life, have been exhibited internationally.
The most dedicated of artists display a high degree of integrity, never copying and still working entirely by hand, with spontaneity and a confidence in their skills, unrestricted by externally imposed ideas of what their "art" should be. Now, over fifty years on from the first tentative steps towards a new sculptural tradition, many Zimbabwean artists make their living from full-time sculpting and the very best can stand comparison with contemporary sculptors anywhere else.
The sculpture they produce speaks of fundamental human experiences - experiences such as grief, elation, humor, anxiety, and spiritual search - and has always managed to communicate these in a profoundly simple and direct way that is both rare and extremely refreshing.
The artist 'works' together with his stone, and it is believed that 'nothing which exists naturally is inanimate' - it has a spirit and life of its own. One is always aware of the stone's contribution in the finished sculpture and it is indeed fortunate that in Zimbabwe a magnificent range of stones are available from which to choose: hard black springstone, richly colored serpentine and soapstones, firm grey limestone and semi-precious Verdite and Lepidolite.Read More